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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:51 am

Old Marcus

I am glad that you are up and running again, I will watch out for your progress.

Are there any more members willing to give us a hand please.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Mon May 04, 2009 4:17 am

Hi all,

the Mint Folding Team have just gone past 1,000,000 points. We are now 1874 out of 157884 teams.

Now if we could get a bit more help then we can rise even higher.

Anyone with a computer can help the project and help the team.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby Dupoint on Tue May 05, 2009 5:57 pm

downloaded :)
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby Dupoint on Tue May 05, 2009 9:42 pm

:wink:
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Wed May 06, 2009 3:33 am

Dupoint,

it is good to see you on board, and I will be keeping an eye out for your rapid rise up the list.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby kwisher on Wed May 06, 2009 11:22 am

Hello All,

Just installed FAH and want to run it as a service at bootup. Followed the guide instructions and rebooted but it will not start. I can manually start and run it. When I run the following command at the terminal it returns:

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/etc/init.d/folding

dvrbox folding # /etc/init.d/folding
-su: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
-su: -c: line 0: `cd /home/kevin/folding; ./fah6 -smp -verbosity 9 < /dev/null >'


Running on Linux Mint-5 32-bit.

TIA
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby kwisher on Thu May 07, 2009 12:32 am

Disregard my last post. I got it working on two machines now with some help from the FAH forum.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby sarahmarienc on Thu May 07, 2009 12:43 am

What is this about? I can't really gather from the messages...unless I want to read back through all those pages... eek! It's almost 1am
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Thu May 07, 2009 6:22 am

sarahmarienc

briefly

What is Folding@Home?

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies Protein Folding , mis folding, aggregation, and Related diseases. it hopes to find cures for common diseases that afflict the human race such as Cancer and Alzheimer's to name a couple.?

Stanford University have a small program that you download onto your computer which runs in the background, and utilizes any unused cycles of your CPU. It makes little or no difference to your normal daily use of your computer. The reason why Stanford has gone down this path of using lots of ordinary peoples computers from all over the world instead of building just one "super computer", is both for cost and also Stanford, through their folding program now have the most powerful supercomputer in the world at their disposal.

I donated money all through my working life to Cancer charities here in the UK, but still managed to lose a mother and a brother to it. When I first heard of the Stanford project I did not immediately grasp the significance of it, but the penny did finally drop and I have been folding 24/7 for about two years now.

I am not sure of the best way to run it but all I did was to make a folder named "folding" in my home directory. Go to Stanford's site and download the appropriate client. Unpack the client into the folder that you made named "folding". Open a terminal and type in "cd folding" and press return. Then type in "./fah6 -smp" and again press return, and away it will go.

Remember this is for my computer and yours may be different.

You must never shut the terminal down when you are running as that will improperly shut down the program. To stop the folding correctly, use Ctrl + C.

You will also need to have an internet connection, mine is broadband and the computer is never turned off.

When you first start the folding program it will ask for your user name and then your team number which is 76140 for Team Mint. I then just accept all of the defaults that it offers.

Hope that helps a bit

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby sarahmarienc on Thu May 07, 2009 8:53 am

tinca wrote:sarahmarienc

briefly

What is Folding@Home?

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies Protein Folding , mis folding, aggregation, and Related diseases. it hopes to find cures for common diseases that afflict the human race such as Cancer and Alzheimer's to name a couple.?

Stanford University have a small program that you download onto your computer which runs in the background, and utilizes any unused cycles of your CPU. It makes little or no difference to your normal daily use of your computer. The reason why Stanford has gone down this path of using lots of ordinary peoples computers from all over the world instead of building just one "super computer", is both for cost and also Stanford, through their folding program now have the most powerful supercomputer in the world at their disposal.

I donated money all through my working life to Cancer charities here in the UK, but still managed to lose a mother and a brother to it. When I first heard of the Stanford project I did not immediately grasp the significance of it, but the penny did finally drop and I have been folding 24/7 for about two years now.

I am not sure of the best way to run it but all I did was to make a folder named "folding" in my home directory. Go to Stanford's site and download the appropriate client. Unpack the client into the folder that you made named "folding". Open a terminal and type in "cd folding" and press return. Then type in "./fah6 -smp" and again press return, and away it will go.

Remember this is for my computer and yours may be different.

You must never shut the terminal down when you are running as that will improperly shut down the program. To stop the folding correctly, use Ctrl + C.

You will also need to have an internet connection, mine is broadband and the computer is never turned off.

When you first start the folding program it will ask for your user name and then your team number which is 76140 for Team Mint. I then just accept all of the defaults that it offers.

Hope that helps a bit

Best regards Keith


Wow Keith,

That's amazing. I didn't know that something like this even existed. Pretty neat! I'll have to look into it and check it out :) Thanks for the info! I've lost many to those diseases (and many others) as well.

-Sarah
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby ossified65 on Fri May 08, 2009 12:15 am

I'm in, have it running on an old inspiron 1501 we keep around as a "GASP" windows box for the rare instances we need XP. :oops: In my defense we are graduate students and have to work it powerpoints which don't always retain all their animations when moving between Impress and Powerpoint. Hey, its probably one of the best uses possible of a M$ system right? :P
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Fri May 08, 2009 4:16 am

ossified65,

welcome aboard.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Mon May 11, 2009 7:32 am

kwisher and stjay,

I can see both of you listed on the points score now. Well done and keep up the good work.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Fri May 22, 2009 8:13 am

Hi all,

Our folding team is now placed at 1,792 out of 158,893 teams world wide.

We have made some progress lately due to a few more people joining our team. We are always looking for more help.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby ebaut on Sun May 31, 2009 5:04 pm

mmm... I`ll join :)
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Sun May 31, 2009 5:28 pm

ebaut

thats a smart choice, the more the merrier.

I will look out for your progress.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby Trung on Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:37 pm

I've just recently discovered Linux Mint after toying with the shockingly over hyped Windows 7 and I'm completely loving it. And since I've always loved what Folding@home does well...

P.S. The PS3 clients virtualization looks AWESOME!! Gotta get me one of those :D
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:38 am

Trung

welcome aboard

Best regards Keith

p.s. I am now waiting for our team to go below the 1700 mark. Currently we are 1733 out of 159675 teams world wide.
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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:00 pm

Hi all in the folding team.

kadathseeker and trung, its good to see you on the points board, well done.

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Re: Folding@Home

Postby tinca on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:47 pm

nillsn,

welcome to the mint folding team.

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